| Updated at: 0755 PST, Monday, May 02, 2011|
WASHINGTON: Al Qaeda's elusive leader Osama bin Laden is dead and his body has been recovered by US authorities, American media reported. US President
Barack Obama was to make the announcement shortly.
US President Barack Obama would make this announcement shortly, a senior US official said.
The official said that Bin Laden was dead, but did not provide details of how his death occurred.
Obama was imminently to address Americans in a highly unusual Sunday night appearance on television.